AEW News: Jon Moxley reveals who inspired him to join NJPW
What's the story?
All Elite Wrestling Superstar Jon Moxley spoke with NJPW on a variety of wrestling topics. During the interview, Moxley revealed that it was Chris Jericho and Cody Rhodes who inspired him to join the promotion.
In case you didn't know...
Soon after he left WWE, Jon Moxley released an incredibly well-made promo on Twitter, that showed him escaping prison and embracing his old persona. Moxley made wrestling fans go into a frenzy when he made his thunderous debut at the end of AEW Double Or Nothing. He immediately made an impact by attacking Chris Jericho and Kenny Omega, who had just main-evented the PPV.
Moxley was next seen in NJPW, where he defeated Juice Robinson to win the IWGP United States Title. Moxley is all set to compete in the G1 Tournament.
The heart of the matter
While talking about his decision to join NJPW, Moxley revealed the names of wrestlers who inspired him to go ahead with it. Moxley stated that competing in NJPW was on his bucket list when he left WWE and that he wanted to have a good run in Japan.
I tried to follow [the careers of Chris Jericho and Cody Rhodes]. When you travel in WWE, you're kind of in a bubble and it's difficult to follow along, but I did watch what I could. Then, when I knew I was leaving - Japan in general was definitely on my bucket list. I wanted to have a good run in Japan, and of course NJPW was the goal. So when I got the call from them, I was just like, 'let's go, put me on the airplane'.
Moxley will be facing Joey Janela at the upcoming Fyter Fest show produced by AEW.
What are your thoughts on Moxley joining NJPW?